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How to protect your skin in the summer

Enjoy Summer While Protecting Your Skin in San Diego area

Although we love the warm summer months, UVA and UVB which make up the suns rays are dangerous. These rays penetrate our skin and damage the cells that make up our skin, the keratinocytes. When enough damage is done by these harsh rays, skin cancer is the result. This damage also makes our skin appear dry, damaged, discolored and wrinkled with lines and spots. Therefore, we need to pay special attention to protecting our skin in summer. An important step to protect our skin is the application of a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen which can block UVA and UVB … Continue reading

Effective skincare which won’t break the bank

Safe and Effective Skincare in Encinitas CA area

It is often overwhelming to walk down the skincare aisle and pick out what to put on your skin. The products and price points are so varied it’s hard to wonder if some products are “worth” their cost. Some products are physician grade, have medical science supporting their use and are fantastic. However if you’re not ready for a physician grade routine there are three basic products you can start out with: Purpose gentle cleanser – True to its name, this gentle cleanser removes dust, dirt, makeup and oil from the skin without drying it out or irritating it, the … Continue reading

Three must have products for your skin

Three Important Products for Your Skin Encinitas CA area

Your skin is the biggest organ in your body and it protects you from the elements. It goes without saying that you have to give it the best care. 1. Sunscreen should be an essential component of any skin care routine. A broad spectrum, SPF 30+ sunscreen (preferably water-resistant) which protects against UVA and UVB rays is a must, not only to prevent skin cancers such as melanoma, but also to delay the signs of aging. Excessive sun exposure causes untold skin damage, leading to winkles, age spots, dry and discolored skin which looks prematurely aged. Sunscreen should be worn … Continue reading

Prep Your Skin for Summer

How to Prep Your Skin for Summer in Encinitas CA area

Spring has sprung so now is the time to get your skin summer ready. The coming season will bring a lot of outdoor activities –garden parties, lazy days lounging around pools, relaxing on the beach and holidays in exotic destinations. Your skin will be having plenty of sun exposure so, it should be at its best so it can adequately handle the exposure. Exfoliation is key to getting rid of the dull and dead skin cells, a remnant of winter. Gentile cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen are absolute musts. Equally or even more important is a good diet and hydration to … Continue reading

Your five-minute night time beauty routine explained

Your Five-minute Night Time Beauty Routine Explained by Encinitas Dermatologist in Encinitas CA area

Not all skin is created equal. Skin types differ in color, texture, tone, and thickness as well as how they react to the elements. Individual physiology has a lot to do with one’s skin and its health. Despite all this, it is within our means to take proper care of our skin so that we can minimize the damaging effects of aging, chemicals and the environment. A proper skin care regimen is a must; even if you don’t spend a fortune, a little care will go a long way in fighting the ravages of time. Sunscreen in the morning is … Continue reading

Bring on summer with laser treatments for skin you’ll love to show off!

Skin Laser Treatments for This Summer in Encinitas area

Sunscreen is a “must” year-round, not just during summer. If you have existing sun damage, schedule your laser treatments now – Get ready to flaunt healthy skin this summer! Fraxel® Also known as “fractional skin resurfacing,” this laser precisely treats the whole face by using a high intensity beam that is broken into thousand of small columns that penetrate the skin. These columns are heated and stimulate collagen production and reduce the number of brown spots on the surface of the skin. Fraxel® technology: Promotes rapid healing Can get results in a single visit Stimulates the production of fresh, firming … Continue reading

Hands age, too! Rejuvenate with Radiesse®

Radiesse for Aging Hands in Encinitas CA area

Do your hands betray your age? Turn back the hands of time with Radiesse®. Merz Aesthetics credits Radiesse® as the “first and only” FDA-approved dermal filler formulated to safely and effectively correct volume loss in the backs of the hands. Why rejuvenate? Your hands like your face are affected by those unfortunate age-related changes. The loss of firming collagen and springy elastin give rise to a crepey, bony, and wrinkled appearance. Additionally, this loss of volume allows the veins and tendons to be more visible on the back of the hands. How to Look Stunning. Always. Radiesse® provides both instant … Continue reading

Six tips for combating the dry skin of winter

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In the Encinitas area, we enjoy milder temperatures than our neighbors to the north and east. Yet cool nights and indoor heat still take a toll on skin. Dr. Amanda Lloyd is dedicated to helping others enjoy healthy complexions. She suggests these steps for radiant skin throughout the winter season. Hydration starts inside your body, so drink extra water in winter. If you are not an H2O fan, try adding sliced citrus or botanicals to your water bottle for flavor. A high-quality moisturizer provides the hydrating boost skin craves in wintertime. Apply it to clean skin every night before bed. … Continue reading

Winter is the perfect time to focus on skin and vein care

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It is time to start thinking about looking your best for warm weather . . . just a few short months away. You will no doubt be showing a bit more skin in spring and summer fashions. Every inch of it can glow, with a little extra attention now. Good-looking legs A meshwork of purplish spider veins, blue reticular veins, or ropey varicose veins spoil the look of your legs and can be uncomfortable. At Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA, Dr. Amanda Lloyd utilizes the latest treatment technologies to resolve problematic leg veins. Why does it make sense … Continue reading

Fillers for revolumizing the skin around the eye

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Loss of volume and shrinking of bones, leading to changes in facial shape and structure, are phenomena which occur naturally during the aging process, with less collagen and elastin production. The hardest hit areas are around the eyes, nose and mouth. Presently, there are safe and effective solutions for facial volume loss through dermal fillers. They can provide structure and lift to the face, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, bringing the youthful appearance back by revolumizing the skin. Dermal fillers are FDA– Approved and administered under strictly controlled conditions by qualified physicians. They are injected into the skin to make … Continue reading

Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


She can help you look and feel even more amazing in your skin because she is well trained in all aspects of dermatology including laser and cosmetics, skin cancer management including Mohs surgery and cosmetic reconstruction, medical dermatology and venous disease.

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